by Gregory Pratt, Special to BaseballEvolution.com
October 25, 2007
Dear Colorado Rockies,
I love your city and your
state and your fans ("bang-bang bang-bang-bang bang-bang-bang-bang TULO"). I
have recently taken to spreading the word about your great team on my college
campus with chalk. Some take their free speech and write out instructions for
meetings, for protest, for political purpose. I draw the Rocky Mountains, and
write "COLORADO ROCKIES" over them in the middle of the Quad where everyone can
see the purple mountain's majesty. So, yes, I'm a fan, and I believe in you.
You've got heart, defense and talent. What's not to believe in? Especially not
when we consider your opponents, who have
- attempted to
buy the World Series this year and every year the last few (don't they
understand that we've got God on our side?)
- the most
obnoxious baseball player in the game -- BOTH OF THEM, even -- in Manny Ramirez
and Curt Schilling
Julio Lugo, whose big contract was a bust and whose bat is slower than Bengie
Molina on the basepaths
- the ugliest
stances in all of baseball with Kevin Youkillis and Jason Varitek
money-grubbing and mediocre J.D. Drew, who isn't even the best J.D. in New
England (and his opponent has lived in exile for a quarter of a century)
- Popeye the
Sailor Managing them (does he pop spinach, or is he up with the
And those are, I think, the
facts before opinion! When we consider the arrogance of their fans, the
oddsmakers, ESPN -- when we consider that George Mitchell is investigating
steroids in baseball but serves as a "director" of a baseball team who is,
incidentally, in the World Series this year -- it becomes easier to dislike
Boston, as their arrogance even ranges into the front office of the game and
makes an investigation into the tainted game of baseball, well, tainted.
On the other hand, I can't
think of any reason not to like you, Colorado. I don't hold your ballpark
against you -- I think it's beautiful and it has much charm (like Fenway).
You're an underdog. You're good! I hate to say it, Colorado, but then again --
I've been right about the last three World Series winners, and I've just got a
feeling of (for) you.
I love you.
Now go out and shock the
baseball world. But even if you lose, I'll always be proud of you.
Gregory R. Pratt
Don't sign Boras clients who hit free agency.
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